Color, patterns, light and shadow captivate me. Like a magnetic force, I’m drawn to the simple beauty in common objects, the twinkle in a dog’s eye or the way a cool shadow streams across a front porch in the afternoon light.
I begin the journey with an innate curiosity and keen observation skills. With my black sketchbook in hand, like a detective, I quickly sketch in the rough outline. Jot a few notes down. And back to observing. Comparing. Editing. Discovering.
Whether its a drawing or painting the ultimate goal for me is to capture a moment in time with a mark of a pencil or the stroke of a brush. Striving to bring an element of energy, emotion and/or awareness, I hope that my artwork will bring the observer the same joy that I have had in creating it. The work I create with my hands is a reflection of the joy in my heart and thankfulness to God.
Currently I paint mostly in oil and acrylics but I like to explore with pastels, watercolor and charcoal. My subjects vary from coffee cups to florals, landscapes, seascapes, backyard pools to puppies, chickens and cows. Diversity keeps my perspective fresh and ideas flowing.
Exhibits and Awards